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for the opening of the united nations general assembly would be a foreign policy victory lap as a new libya is welcomed into the family of nations. >> after four decades of darkness, they can walk the streets free from a tyrant. >> reporter: but presidential politics intervened. republican presidential front runner rick perry showed up in new york and used a pro-israel rally to attack the president. >> it's time to change our policy of appeasement toward the palestinians to strengthen our ties with the nation of israel. >> reporter: perry's comments flew in the face of the white house campaign behind the scenes to thwart palestinian efforts this week to earn statehood through a u.n. vote. >> we would veto any actions in the security council. >> reporter: but perry is the least of the president's political problems right now. white house aids are defending the president's hardline stance on reducing the deficit, openly acknowledging he's abandoning the grand bargain approach he took with speaker boehner during the debt ceiling crisis. communications director dan pfeiffer bluntly told the new
. >>> president obama is among the world leaders to come to new york this week for the united nations general assembly. secretary of state clinton met with the pakistanis yesterday. there's a demand by palestine to be made a full u.n. member. the u.s. is threatening to vie tow that effort. >>> and the two american hikers being held in iran are hoping to be released this week while the president of iran is at the u.n. they had hoped to be set free over the weekend. a judge whose signature was needed to sign the release record won't be back from vacation until tomorrow at the earliest. >>> dominique strauss-kahn has given his first interview since having a sexual encounter with a hotel maid. he says he regrets the incident kept him from a leadership role in france and he blasts the u.s. justice system. here's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: what happened was more than an inappropriate relation, adding it was a moral failing. strauss-kahn was one of the most powerful men in the world. in an instant last may, his world clapped. he lied, he said, in this, his first public statement about the case. he
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addressed this directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday. he said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. he has been pushing for the two sides to restart negotiations and in fact the security council is expected to consider the request for full membership possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's security. it's unbreakable, as the president put it. now, what will they do on friday? they may postpone this decision, or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading the palestinian status from observer to nonmember. they would not be able to vote, but it
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
and his administration speaking to reporters in new york after addressing the united nations general assembly, spoke foekusing on the thorny issue of the palestinian request for statehood. >> president obama didn't say they'd veto an attempt for palestinian statehood but it was implied. >> peace will not come at statements and resolution. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished now. >> the u.s. wants to push leaders back to the negotiating table. >> we believe any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that israel faces every day. >> the president met with the prime minister and wants leaders to denounce hamas leadership in the gaza strip. the two territories along with east jerusalem will makeup a new palestinian state. >> they want to achieve a state with international community but not prepared yet to give peace to israel. >> later today the president will meet with mahmoud abbas. and. >> this is morally and legally correct what we're trying to do. >> french president says negotiations should begin within the month and a formal agreement reach
president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, is set to speak to the united nations general assembly today. none of that matters to the families. it wasn't american soil. but it was the next best thing. as the families of shane bauer and josh fattal greeted them in oman. the first taste of freedom for the 29-year-olds after spending more than two years as prisoners in iran. >> we're so happy we are free. and so relieved we are free. >> reporter: the omani government flew them out of iran and reportedly paid their $1 million bail. for bauer, it meant a reunion with sarah shourd, his fiancee, who was with them when they were captured. but spent only half as much time behind bars. >> two years in prison is too long. and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in america and iran. >> reporter: the three were arrested in 2009, while they were hiking along iran's border with iraq. they never realized they crossed into iran. they were arrested for trespassing. then, bauer and fattal were arrested for spying. they were sentenced for eight years
a renewed appeal today to the united nations before world leaders address the general assembly in new york next week. >> translator: we are going now to the united nations to demand our legitimate fight, which is to become a full member of the united nations as a state of palestine. >> united states and israel are warning u.n. membership would complicate the middle east peace process. richard roth has more on the palestini palestinian's options and obstacles. >> the nations of the world got yet another reminder from the palestinians of their desire for a state of their own. a symbolic seat from palestine was flown in, arriving in new york at u.n. headquarters, accompanied by activists. despite having pressure before the up coming debate, achieving state hood on the world stage is not as easy as staging a photo op. this is the potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security counsel, though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle. under the rules of the organization and u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the secur
to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big oper
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
that case. >>> the president today delivered a strong measured address to the united nations general assembly about the intrans-genes je intransgency. the president declared palestinians must first make peace with israel before statehood is a possibility and reiterated his position that the u.s. will oppose the effort by the palestinian authority to seek u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. >> peace is hard work. peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately, it is the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. >> here's how the prime minister of israel scored president obama's handling of the attempt to secure u.n. sanction statehood. >> i think that standing your ground, taking this position of principle, which is also i think is the right way to achieve peace, i think this is a badge of honor. and i want to thank you for wearing that badge of honor and
the united nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state, while the president blocked theired bid statehood. >> absolutely will be covering that all morning. bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. >> where there's a will, there's a way. >> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> whether afghanistan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process. from kabul. >> rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. he did deliver a message, just not the one that rabbani expected. he put his aid right on rabbani's chest and blew up his bomb. afghan has been trying to convince taliban to leave the battlefield. rabbani led that effort with another who was also seriously injured. i met with him last year. >> you have to work with the community, those who want to lay down their weapon
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state. will the president blocked their bid for statehood? >> big story there. absolutely, we'll be covering that all morning. >>> and bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. if this man can do what he does, we should all be climbing mt. everest. >> it's trite, but where there's a will, there's a way. this guy is living proof. >>> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> deadly questions about whether afghan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process from kabul. >> reporter: burhanuddin rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. while at home he thought he was meeting a man with a message directly from taliban leaders. the message was so important he was escorted in without security checks. he did deliver a message, just not the on
, the president will make remarks to the united nations general assembly. it was announced last week that the palestinian president would seek unanimous vote -- recognition from the state -- for the state of palestine -- seek united nations recognition for the state of palestine, something in that bid states is opposed to. caller: thank you for taking my call, and i do respect the commander in chief. i have been in the service. i was in the air force during the vietnam era. i am retired now at my age. i like some of the things the president said, as far as getting more backbone. i think the president as the commander-in-chief, has to be decisive in his decision. however, i have seen this country over the last 40-plus years slowly deteriorated because of all the things that have been happening in our government. the government is here to serve the people, not the other way around. i would like to see the government actually take a less active role in telling the people how they should live their lives, ok? what i would like to see happen from the commander-in-chief is that he does giv
to the ambassador upon his election to the presidency of this session of the general assembly of the united nations. i also would like to express my thanks for this excellency ban ki moon for his re-election as secretary-general. i stand today before you, excellencies, feeling sadness for the loss of more than 30,000 martryrs. they sacrificed their lives in my country. their sacred blood was shed to y for a new histor for th the new libya. by the same token, i bow to the mothers, who today know that their sons sacrifice was just and rightful. had events been repeated, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters would have done the very same to write the same history. from this rostrum, let is a moot, all those martyrs whose blood was shed, all mothers and fathers and john kasich. i salute the wounded in hospitals inside and outside libya. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, two years ago. in this very hall, in this very spot, moammar gaddafi stood before you tearing the charter of the united nations. in a pathetic, theatrical move, one that flouts international values as if those rules that govern the wo
performance the the united nations general assembly last week when their president, mahmoud ama ahmadinejad, most of the members of the general assembly walked out on him and there was a report monday, the united states, the obama administration, has sold bunker bombs to israel, so that is one of the reasons we may be seeing this sort of renewed threat that rand pronouncements about their navy. jon: quickly, how close are they expected to get? >> reporter: they would be in international waters. again, it's not clear that they could refuel and actually make it to the atlantic ocean. but they are -- they could make it -- let's say they refueled witthe help of venezuela, that is one possibility. but it's a remote one at best. jon: jennifer griffin at the pentagon for us, thanks. jenna: right now the florida straw poll surprise winner herman cain getting a look if vote -- from voters, the centerpiece of the republicans' campaign is his so-called 999 plan, on taxes. >> and pass the 9 percent business flat tax, 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax jenna: can this work
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
york to the united nations general assembly. so, of course, it's all still a bit shrouded in mystery. we don't know who posted the bail, the assumptions are it was someone in oman. posted the bail for sarah shourd. the third person in that group, the young woman released last year on humanitarian grounds. so we should, if the good news is in fact to be believed, we should have it sometime within the next hour or so. back to you guys. >> you will bring that information to us right when it happens. thanks for that report. >> attention, hikers, once they get free, we should not hike in that area. can we go the rockies, perhaps, sometime? >> he murdered a police officer 22 years ago and in just 13 hours from now, troy davis will pay with his own life. he'll be executed. >> are you giving snup>> no. >> when will you give up? >> never! >> supporters for troy holding a vigil outside of death row. he's scheduled to die at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the murder of an off-duty police officer. he was working as a security guard when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being at
of the united nations. >> this is the first day of the general assembly debate. the u.s. president always speaks second after brazil. this time, the first time a woman president will speak first leading brazil. it should be a very interesting day in the news of those possible hiker releases. president ahmadinejad speak tomorrow but will be in the building later today and not attending the u.s. president's address in the morning here at the u.n. christine? >> richard roth. thank you so much, richard. >>> it is the dawning of a new day in libya. you're going to see it in a second. there it is. that new red, black and green flag of the north african nation now has its place in the row of flags at the united nations. libya's new interim prime minister, expecting to have a new government in place with ten days. [ chanting ] and that's what freedom looks and sounds like. cnn cameras capturing the people of libya celebrating wildly at the national transitional council troops rolled into the city yesterday. one of the last strongholds of the ousted dictator moammar gadhafi. >>> a major setback to peace
at the u.n. been -- at the united nations and he's going to address the general assembly there. what can we expect from mr. ahmadinejad this aim around, eric? >> reporter: hi martha. you know, he's back! and it's almost like he never leaves. this is the seventh time that mahmoud ahmadinejad has addressed the general assembly at the united nations and as expected, we can expect him to attack the united states. and israel. and deny iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. we'll also get his view of the upcoming palestinian vote. you know he's denied the holocaust, called for wiping israel off the map, said there are no homosexuals in iran and called protestors criminals. he has given one on one interviews, an opportunity for him to spread his message. this is one we did last year when i conducted an interview with him for fox news. at that time, he said that the u.s. government was involved in 9/11. i asked him why he would say much nutty and insane things. this morning, "the new york times" says he's making an effort to be friendly and conciliatory, but some opponents think he should be arrested. >
.n. general assembly. >> that's rig, wolf. the palestinians continue pressing their case here at the united nations and it was the most dramatic issue the president addressed in his speech today with repeated the theme, peace is hard. the president trumpeted progress -- >> at the end of this year, america's military operation in iraq will be over. osama bin laden is gone. >> and warned of challenges ahead. >> where we stand with the syrian people or their oppressors. >> what so many were listening for was this. >> we seek a future where palestinians live in a sovereign sate of their own. >> how would we explain his opposition to the palestinian push for state hood at the united nations? >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions tat united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the most striking? >> let us be honest with ourselves. israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against them. a small country of less than 8 million people look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map.
much. thank you. >> the president earlier in the day wrapping up his speech at united nations general assembly. let's assess what the president had to say. joining us, our cnn political contribute, paul begala, priorities usa and priorities usa action, also joining us, our newest cnn political contribute, former bush secretary, ari flesher, a member of the pr republican jewish coalition. thanks very much. ari, what did you think of the president. handling of this israeli/palestinian issue at general assembly today? >> it might surprise you, i liked it today. the president did something this year he did not do last year and added a robust pro-israel paragraph, talked about the holocaust, 6 million lives lost, how israel's in a hostile neighborhood where rockets are fired at children. he did not say that last year. what he did say last year, which he omitted this year, was a call for israel to end the settlements and extend the settlement moratorium. a clear difference this year from last year. i suspect election politics have to do with it. i like it. welcome to hear. >> we didn't larr
gets ready to speak to the united nations general assembly in just a couple of hours. he is expected to formally ask the world to accept the palestinians as a member. >>> yemen's president, meanwhile, has returned after nearly four months in saudi arabia, this according to state tv. he left the country back in june. this is new video of a massive rally in apparent support of the returning president. his return comes as the capital is gripped in bloody street battles that have killed dozens in just the past week. >>> president obama offering states a way to get around the no child left behind law. in just a few hours, he'll announce a plan to provide relief from key provisions in exchange for a commitment to broader reforms. >>> the fight between the gop frontrunners heating up in florida. mitt romney and rick perry accusing each other of flip-flopping on key issues. >> a rick perry out there that is saying, almost to quote, that the federal government shouldn't be in the pension business. that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states. so, you better find that ric
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
coming here at the same time to attend the united nations general assembly. >> oh, yeah, total mess for logistical reasons, not political reasons. he'll be here later this afternoon. one point about who is pay pg all the capital gains income, this is the core of the buffett rule. that there are some people in this country who make a lot of money with their money. not with their hands. i guess you could argue with their brain, but you know, you work a tax differently. the people who work for warren buffett, 35% tax rate. the people, or the -- warren buffett paying in the high teens. you know, 80% of the capital gains income realized in the u.s. in the past 20 year has gone to the top 5% of people. according to "the washington post." that's what the white house and more progressive economists want to zero in on. when you have to find money, you go to the people who have the money, and they say that's where it is. it's a pretty easy pot to go after. >> what willie sutton used to say. all right. the president is walking in. you see the folks standing up. let's listen to the president of
to winning back the jewish vote? next week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will
in central park rather than speaking at the united nations general assembly. he is a murderer, his actions, his acts of terrorismism tend from lebanon, iraq, afghanistan to buenos be air race. >> reporter: during his speech there are traditionally walkouts by a variety of the delegations, usuallyily by the united states. the canadians, though, won't have that opportunity. they reportedly are not even sending their ambassador to sit inside the hall to listen to ahmadinejad in the first place. back to you, jon. jon: yeah. could be a colossal waste of time for a lot of those diplomats. eric shawn, thanks. jenna: well, waste of time especially when there's so much to do. there's a lot going on today. jon: there is. jenna: americans all over the country will be taking part in tonight's fox news/google debate. it's for very first time ever. republican presidential candidates will answer questions submitted by you and questions that have been voted on by the public. you can take part in this interactive debate, shannon bream is live in orlando with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. it all sta
in that time. >>> the future of the middle east could be on the line in new york this week. the united nations general assembly begins today. >> the big showdown looming with the palestinians seeking u.n. membership and statehood, and the u.s. standing in the way. here's cnn's correspondent for the u.n., richard roth. >> reporter: a potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security council. though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle to potential palestinian membership. under the rules of the organization with u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the security council in order to obtain membership and get their flag outside the building. however, in this room are permanent members of the security council who have veto power and one of them, the united states, has vowed to deny any requests for potential membership. if they want to avoid a u.s. veto, the palestinians are very likely to come here, next door, at the u.n. general assembly, already full with 193 countries. >> we will follow another line if one closes but t
in istanbul, turkey. this is part of growing tensions going on leading to the united nations general assembly in about three weeks from now where we are expecting the palestinians to declare unilaterally their quest for statehood. tell us what has happened. >> the relations have been deteriorating between the two once close middle eastern allies for about two years now, but just moments ago the turkish foreign minister fired a diplomatic broadside at israel saying basically, that israel's diplomats here in turkey, everybody above the level of second secretary, that means ambassador, console general, they have until wednesday to pack their bags and leave. they're also formally suspending any military agreements between these two countries and turkey's announcing it does not recognize the gaza blockade that israel has imposed for years now. it's pretty dramatic. anybody who hoped these allies would start to repair their relations, that's not happening right now. turkey is standing firm, demanding an apology from israel for the shooting deaths of eight turks and a turkish american passenger on b
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